PC Build Specs (off topic-ish)


(j m. (mgcc)) #1

I’m thinking of building a gaming machine for my basement for Zwift.  I would like to do it right the first time so wanted to know what the max specs Zwift thinks they will top out at?  While I know that Ultra mode might not be worth it at the moment I would assume that in a year the landscape might change.

I was looking at this site for specs:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/builds/

My ideal would be that I can run swift at the highest rez and frame rate.

 

 


(Jon Mayfield) #2

I’d go with an Intel i5 or i7, GTX970, 8GB of ram, and an SSD.   All that could probably be had for $1200USD with mobo/case/powersupply/etc.  

Any money you want to spend beyond that should go towards the video card, with the 980 being another $150, and the 980Ti being even another $150 beyond that (but is probably nearly twice as fast as the 970).


(j m. (mgcc)) #3

Thanks for the reply.  If I pull the trigger I will create a profile as I think as the userbase grows more people might be looking to build a machine where before it would never had been a concern.

This is very geek but these are a thing of beauty:

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/dGkTwP

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/svTWGX


(Mark Schwenk - Colorado) #4

Take a look at this!

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-alpha/pd?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&fl=p&~ck=mn 

This is from Zwift.com

http://zwift.com/what-is-it/supported-platforms/ 


(j m. (mgcc)) #5

@Mark thanks for the link, I saw those but would want something more powerful and have been wanting to build a PC for while.  It is so easy to order the parts and put these things together now and you will get more bang for the buck.

I would like this to be able to run 4k or Ultra mode an a high refresh rate.  Totally not required I understand.